The Munich Opera Festival – Four premieres and three world premieres

The premieres of the Festival

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Richard Strauss: SALOME

Premiere on 27 June 2019 at Nationaltheater

Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Production: Krzysztof Warlikowski

With Marlis Petersen, Wolfgang Koch, Pavol Breslik, Michaela Schuster, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke

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Georg Friedrich Händel: AGRIPPINA

Premiere on 23 July 2019 at Prinzregententheater

Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Production: Barrie Kosky

With Franco Fagioli, Alice Coote, Gianluca Buratto, Elsa Benoit

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World premiere on 28 June 2019 at Prinzregententheater

Cecil Hotel / Neukreation / SACRÉ

Choreographers: Andrey Kaydanovskiy, Edwaard Liang, Yuka Oishi

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The premieres of the Festival Studio

As part of our festival programme, we’re always on the look-out for the new and unusual. Our showcase for this is our Festival Studio, which will be taking place in the Reithalle and Alte Pinakothek.


Premiere: 18 June 2019


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Premiere: 19 June 2019


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Minas Borboudakis
German premiere: 1 July 2019


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Nanine Linning
World premiere: 12 July 2019


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World premiere: 21 July 2019


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Twelve operas in six weeks

Otello: Anja Harteros (Desdemona), Jonas Kaufmann (Otello)
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The Bayerisches Staatsballett at the Festival

In addition to the ballet festival premiere,  À Jour, the new productions of Jewels and Portrait Wayne McGregor also return to the programme.


Festival Recitals and Concerts

Festival Recitals
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Festival Concerts
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OPERA FOR ALL: Two events with Kirill Petrenko

Once again this season, together with BMW Munich, we invite you to two open-air opera experiences. On both evenings, General Music Director Kirill Petrenko takes over the musical direction.

OPERA FOR ALL with Kirill Petrenko Vol 1: SALOME

On July 6, 2018, we will broadcast Richard Strauss' Salome live from the Nationaltheater onto Max-Joseph-Platz. In the new production staged by Krzysztof Warlikowski Marlis Petersen, Wolfgang Koch, Michaela Schuster and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke take on the main parts. The transmission can also be followed online via STAATSOPER.TV.

OPERA FOR ALL with Kirill Petrenko Vol 2: Festival Concert

The open-air concert on 20 July 2019 at Marstall-Platz will also be conducted by General Music Director Kirill Petrenko. On the programme are pieces by George Gershwin and extracts of Broadway Musicals. Thomas Hampson and Golda Schultz will interpret the songs. The evening will begin with the Youth Orchestra of the Bayerisches Staatsorchester, ATTACCA.

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How to get tickets

Find out for which performances you can still get tickets:

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